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120 CEOs Managing $12 Trillion Urge Finance Ministers to Support a Long-Term Emissions Reduction Goal in Global Climate Deal

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27/05/2015

Ahead of Wednesday’s meeting of G7 Finance Ministers in Dresden, Germany, 120 investor CEOs from around the world managing funds worth more than $12 trillion have written an open letter to finance ministers urging them to support the inclusion of a long-term emissions reduction goal in the international climate agreement due to be sealed in Paris in December. This is the first time a ...

Abengoa obtains environmental approval for Atacama 2, its second solar complex of 210 MW in Chile

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28/05/2015

The Atacama 2 solar complex will consist of a110 MW solar thermal electricity tower plant and a 100 MW PV plant. It will incorporate a thermal storage system with molten salts that will permit to produce electricity for 15 hours without direct solar radiation. Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative ...

Global finance must face up to climate challenge

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28/05/2015

The world’s financial system must undergo comprehensive change by 2035 if humanity is to make the transition needed to reduce the threat of dangerous climate change, according to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The report, on an inquiry into aligning the financial system with sustainable development, says finance must be focused on moving investments into ...

US gives order for pipe company to finish oil spill cleanup

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28/05/2015

Two federal agencies issued an order Wednesday to ensure that Plains All American Pipeline finishes the cleanup of what they call the largest coastal oil spill in California in 25 years. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Coast Guard issued the joint Clean Water Act order to ensure the cleanup of heavy crude on land, at the shoreline and in the ocean, to contain the oil and to ...

Regulators order pipeline testing, other steps after spill

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25/05/2015

The company responsible for a pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of oil along the California coast was ordered to take a series of steps before it can restart the line, federal regulators said Friday. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration required Plains All American Pipeline to remove the damaged section of pipe, test it and empty the remainder of the line. The ...

Clean Water Rule Protects Streams and Wetlands Critical to Public Health, Communities, and Economy

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28/05/2015

In an historic step for the protection of clean water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule today to clearly protect from pollution and degradation the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources. The rule ensures that waters protected under the Clean Water Act are more precisely defined and predictably ...

Food waste gate fees are dropping as AD capacity in the UK increases

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28/05/2015

Average gate fees have fallen by as much as £50 per tonne since 2013 to a rate of £18-£40 per tonne today. This is due to organic recyclers reducing their food waste gate fees as competition for the feedstock from councils and businesses becomes more intense. Tony Baker, Compliance and Safety Manager for GPT Waste Management believes these smaller operators will offer the lower ...

EPA issues final rules protecting drinking water, streams

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28/05/2015

Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new rules shielding small streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development, the Obama administration said Wednesday. The White House said the rules would provide much-needed clarity for landowners, but some Republicans and farm groups said they go much too far. House Speaker John Boehner declared they would send ...

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